Myrinia pulvinata

(Wahlenberg) Schimper

Syn. Musc. Eur., 483. 1860

Selected by author to be illustrated
Basionyms: Leskea pulvinata Wahlenberg Fl. Lapp., 369. 1812
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 475.
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Illustrator: Patricia M. Eckel
Leaves oblong-ovate, 0.6–0.9 × 0.3–0.5 mm; apex rounded-obtuse to bluntly acute; proximal laminal cells 9–24 × 11–21 µm; medial and distal cells 22–34 × 11–13 µm. Seta 0.6–1 cm. Capsule 1.2–1.8 mm; exostome teeth triangular-lanceolate, 325–365 × 80–95 µm. Spores 14–20 µm.

Phenology: Capsules mature May–Aug.
Habitat: Areas submerged at flood level, base of trees or shrubs, willows, edges of ponds or stream valleys
Elevation: low to high elevations (0-1700 m)


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B.C., N.B., N.W.T., Ont., Alaska, Europe, Asia (nw Siberia).


Myrinia pulvinata may be mistaken for species of Leskea because of similar habitat and leaf shape. Plants of Leskea generally have a much stronger costa as well as papillose laminal cells. When sporophytes are present, the cross striolate external exostome surface in Myrinia is distinctive. Myrinia pulvinata and Leskea polycarpa are often found growing intertwined.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Myrinia pulvinata"
AuthorPiers Majestyk +
Authority(Wahlenberg) Schimper +
BasionymsLeskea pulvinata +
DistributionB.C. +, N.B. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, Alaska +, Europe + and Asia (nw Siberia). +
Elevationlow to high elevations (0-1700 m) +
HabitatAreas submerged at flood level, base of trees or shrubs, willows, edges of ponds or stream valleys +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsules mature May–Aug. +
Publication titleSyn. Musc. Eur., +
Publication year1860 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 741.xml +
Special statusSelected by author to be illustrated +
Taxon familyMyriniaceae +
Taxon nameMyrinia pulvinata +
Taxon parentMyrinia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +